Great cigars, fantastic packaging, great service
I am very happy with my recent delivery from Flatbed Cigars, and besides the cigars which I thoroughly enjoy, I must mention that I have never seen better protective packaging or more interesting packaging for any previous cigar purchase. You could certainly have your Flatbed cigars sent as a gift (or smoke them ROTT) with full confidence that they will arrive protected and perfectly humidified.
My first Panacea Black Torpedo Natural had a beautiful, smooth, unblemished wrapper with tight, almost invisible seam and a wonderfully sweet pre-light aroma of tea, light oak, and vanilla.
A small, panatela-sized opening clip off the taper gave me an easy draw, plenty of cool white smoke, and a perfect, flawless burn with strong tight ash—I never had to nurse either the draw or the burn.
When lit, it opened with the flavors of sweet tea, light oak and vanilla over a longer clean tobacco taste that stayed on the palate throughout the smoke. After the first inch, I enjoyed occasional traces of a very light smoked paprika, a bit of bittersweet mocha and some graham cracker, which covered the transition from a mild to a more medium strength smoke with a more earthy, lingering toasted tobacco taste.
I love a cigar that can rest quietly without constantly emitting smoke or smoldering into an irregular or imperfect burn and can be easily enjoyed without drawing any attention to itself; this cigar preforms perfectly and tastes great, which is a testament to the craftmanship and quality of materials of its maker.
Reviewed by: William Howard from New Jersey on 7/26/2017